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Ecology and Conservation Management FdSc

University Centre Myerscough

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UCAS CODE: CD14

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. One of the modules on the course is taught at the University.

Learning Environment:

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, laboratory practicals, tutorials, site visits (including a one week field trip) and workshops. This course makes the most of the diverse range of habitats and farmland found in the NW of England and our contact with various environmental organisations. Students will be expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, site visits and assessments. Group work and group presentations will form an important part of the course. In addition, students will have access to Myerscough’s virtual learning environment.

Assessment:

Students will face a variety of assessments including survey reports, management plans, essays, exams, group and individual presentations, individual study projects and case studies based on work experience.

What work experience can I get?

There is no formal work placement on this course. The Academic and Vocational Skills Development and Industry Project modules may utilise both on and off site working environments to provide opportunities for students to develop practical and technical skills and help prepare them for employment in their chose subject area.

Progression

On successful completion of the course, students may apply for the BSc (Hons) Rural Resource Management (top-up) run here at Myerscough College.

Careers

Examples include countryside ranger, ecological surveyor, farm conservation advisor, education officer, and fisheries manager. Many job opportunities exist within the conservation and commercial sectors, and potential employers include the Environment Agency, River Trusts, Natural England, Local Authorities, National Trust, Canal and Rivers Trust, Wildlife trusts and private consultancy.

Myerscough College has excellent links with Lancashire County Council, Wyre Borough Countryside Service, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, RSPB, National Trust, Ribble Rivers Trust, Arnside and Silverdale AONB and Local Environmental consultants.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CE

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.

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University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

    Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY, England

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